Title: A DRM SCHEME USING FILE PHYSICAL INFORMATION

Issue Number: Vol. 2, No. 1
Year of Publication: March - 2013
Page Numbers: 56-69
Authors: Cheng Qu, Yinyan Yu, Zhi Tang, Xiaoyu Cui
Journal Name: International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
- Hong Kong

Abstract:


A digital file has both the content and physical information, however the latter was not fully made use of in previous digital rights management (DRM) systems. This paper introduces the idea of making use of file physical information to improve the system security and provides a scheme based on this idea to resist the replay attack in DRM systems. In our scheme, compared to commonly used schemes, we remove the dependency on continuous online connection from the client-side to the server-side or the usage of tamper-proof hardware, such as Trusted Platform Module (TPM). The scheme is appropriate for offline digital content usage. Primary experiments demonstrate that our scheme is secure enough to be put into practice use.